epigone

[ ep-i-gohn ]
/ ˈɛp ɪˌgoʊn /

noun

an undistinguished imitator, follower, or successor of an important writer, painter, etc.
Also ep·i·gon [ep-i-gon] /ˈɛp ɪˌgɒn/.

Origin of epigone

1860–65; < Latin epigonus < Greek epígonos (one) born afterward, equivalent to epi- epi- + -gonos, akin to gígnesthai to be born

Related forms

ep·i·gon·ic [ep-i-gon-ik] /ˌɛp ɪˈgɒn ɪk/, adjectivee·pig·o·nism [ih-pig-uh-niz-uh m, e-pig-, ep-uh-goh-niz-im, -gon-iz-] /ɪˈpɪg əˌnɪz əm, ɛˈpɪg-, ˈɛp əˌgoʊ nɪz ɪm, -ˌgɒn ɪz-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for epigon

epigone

epigon (ˈɛpɪˌɡɒn)

/ (ˈɛpɪˌɡəʊn) /

noun

rare an inferior follower or imitator

Word Origin for epigone

C19: from Greek epigonos one born after, from epigignesthai; see epigene
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